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Bridgeman Downs 4035

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The Church of the Resurrection

God of Interruptions

(This will be a silent retreat)

“The arrivals of God are never as we would design them.  The scriptures tell us that God eludes all our fixed descriptions, and delights to upend all our efforts to sculpt a tidy and respectable Deity. Ponder the confusion, the chaos, the interruptions and disruptions that permeate the Advent and Christmas stories, and our own experiences of God’s interruptions.”

When:                     Friday: 24 November – 26 November 2023
Time:                       6.00pm
Optional:                Saturday 25th November (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Where:                    Raymont Residential College, Auchenflower
Facilitator:             Dr Patrick Oliver, MA in Religious Studies (UQ), PhD (Griffith)
Introduction:        Friday night by Bishop Jeremy Greaves

Cost:     OPTION 1 – Full weekend Retreat

                     Single Room – $390 

                     Optional linen package – $25

                    (linen package includes sheets, pillowcases and towels)

               OPTION 2 – Saturday only

                     $90 – includes morning tea and lunch

See below Registration Form and Brochure for more information.

2023-NRLR Registration form

2023-NLRL Brochure


Further details & booking information please contact Nerida Murray at

Organised by The Northern Region Lay Retreat Team consisting of parishioners from the Aspley-Albany Creek and Stafford Parishes


Dr Patrick Oliver


Since 1993 Patrick has conducted one-on-one Spiritual Direction in Brisbane and has presented retreats in Australia and New Zealand. He is the author of a number of books and has released many mp3 talks of his presentations.



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